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Songraphie - Toys [zym003]


Published November 18, 2005


November brings the first cold, Songraphie lend us their "Toys" to make our room warmer with some childish memories. The duo from Moscow, formed by Ilya and Paul Bochorov, skilled and talented producers, has created something different from everything they ever pubblished for Otium, their former label.
These "toys" are the result of a very particoular mix between lot of different styles and influences; clicks & cuts, hard beat, idmish melodies, broken-tek, ambient pads, 8bit synths, glitchy rhythm and much more.
During these nine tracks the word "eclectic" is explained very well.
Little jewels perfectly assembled that will remain imprinted in your memory; "The Cinnamon doll" with a contagious melody and bouncing rythms, "Tin Tell-tale On A Wooden Gee-Gee" with clicks & cuts bumped by 4/4 deep kicks, "The Clumsy Elephant" with its slow growing up of crunchy beats and soft pads, "My Baby Mouse In Space Flight" uptempo broken beat under a symphony of acid synths, "A Little Battle Of Bear Cubs" brings you into a darker mood, the 8bit Dino's saga and the ironic end of "Saucers Race" and "The Author Wants To Sing Too" will make you feel the joyful atmoshpere that flutters all over this music.
Ilya and Paul are the puppeteers of this wonderful toys theatre made of glitchs, heavy compressed beats, low frequencies, and an incredible quantity of talent.
Take them seriously.


1 - The Cinnamon Doll
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
2 - Tin Tell-tale On A Wooden Gee-Gee
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
3 - The Clumsy Elephant Is Collecting Christmas-tree Decorations
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
4 - My Baby Mouse In Space Flight
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
5 - A Little Battle Of Bear Cubs
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
6 - Before The Dino's Paraffin Happiness
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
7 - After The Dino's Paraffin Happiness
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
8 - Saucers Race
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
9 - The Author Wants To Sing Too
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
Source http://www.zymogen.net

See also MusicBrainz (release group)[MusicBrainz (release group)]; MusicBrainz (release)[MusicBrainz (release)]; Discogs (release)[Discogs (release)]

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Reviewer: Brylie - favoritefavoritefavorite - May 23, 2007
Subject: Solid release.
Wow! This stuff is out there. :)
bleeps and sputters, clackety grinds, swirly wobbely woos... yeehaw!

Personal favorites:
  • The Cinnamon Doll
  • Tin Tell-tale on a wooden Gee Gee
  • A little battle of Bear cubs


Be forewarned, some of this might sound a bit abrasive [e.g. bit reduced, ring modulated sawtooth waves] with lo-fi melodies, hard hitting [past clipping] bass kicks and some 4x4 beats [which I'm, typically, not particularly fond of.]

I totally dig the beat/melody stuttering and pitch shifting [DFX?]

What software did you use to create this music? Some of the techniques/generators sound in the realm of AudioMulch or perhaps a tracker of some choice?

I've gotta be honest and stick to the middle on rating this one but that is just a first impression.
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